Thursday, October 7, 2010

mannequin card by Lauren Bergold

if you've had a peek at the debut pixie dust paperie kit, you'll have noticed that pixie-in-chief kirsty has really spoiled us with lots and lots and LOTS of lovely ribbon and trims, all perfectly coordinated with each other and the rest of the kit! whenever i see gorgeous fabric and trimmings, i wish that i could design and make my own clothing! alas, i'm no seamstress, but i'm pretty good with paper... so i used a mannequin illustration i found online to fashion my own fanciful frock out of lace, ribbons, and some paper scraps from the kit.

i used dryline adhesive to affix the trimmings to a sturdy cardstock template, and wrapped the cut edges around to the back. after everything was tacked on, i used my sewing machine to go around the perimeter for added interest and texture, but also to make sure everything was securely and permanently fastened on to the mannequin! the corsage is a maya road flower accented with some ribbon and trim scraps, all attached with a dollop of hot glue.

a layer of foam tape makes the dress element stand out from a simple corner-punched mat of patterned paper layered over the folded dove grey card, et voila: a fashion-forward card for a friend who is "sew" sweet!

A note by Kirsty -
I want a dress like this too!!! "sew" sweet!!!

You still have time to grab your Oct Kit, our promotion period opens from Oct 5 - 10.

Pixie Dust Paperie Debut Specials -

Any purchase of our main kit made within the promotion date will receive ONE of the following items. 
(on a first-come-first-served basis)

- Pixie Dust Paperie November Kit
- Pixie Dust Paperie $30 gift certificate
- Pixie Dust Paperie $20 gift certificate
- Pixie Dust Paperie $10 gift certificate
- Pixie Dust Paperie seam binding crinkled ribbon (4 colors, 2 yards each)

Your order will qualify for these specials when you purchase our October Kit "Fall in Love"between Tuesday Oct 5th and Sunday Oct 10th.
The free items will not be reflected in your shopping cart, but rest assured that it will be included in the package.


  1. Gorgeous work!!!! Love all the texture!!!

  2. what a beautiful dressform! love the layers of pretty yummy trims! thanks for sharing :)! *hugs* steph :)

  3. This is gorgeous; Kirsty you are so so talented. Love your ideas and the result is so beautiful!

  4. Hey Stella, this beautiful card is created by our talented pixie Lauren, not me!!

  5. Didn't this turn out darling? Lauren, this is fabulous!

  6. I ove how you played with the trims & that mannequin is so beautifully done!!

  7. WOW...your work is fantastic!!!! This is gorgeous... I love it. I can't wait to look through more of your creations. I just became your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog.